The third edition. First published 1561, reprinted in 1568 and 1576 to accompany de l'Orme's Architecture; see Mortimer
Architectural t.p. border. De Marnef's device on t.p. and, in a larger version, on last p. (pelican). Port. on A6v. Numerous woodcut ill. Head and tail pieces, initials
Signatures: A-H I
Mortimer, R. French 16th-cent.
As D1 is correctly signed and the port. is present on A6v, it may be that the present copy is from the 1578 issue mentioned by Mortimer (citing Destailleur)
Binding: vellum. Author and title written on spine. Two pairs of holes for ties at foredge
Centered on front pastedown is Giovanni Muzio's etched bookplate, signed in the plate by Giacomo Manzù. At head of t.p. is inscription of the Jesuit Domus professa in Antwerp, dated 1641, and to the right of the device is a later stamp in black ink (Sem. Pro. Belg. S.J.)